Laurette Taylor, American Stage Legend

Laurette Taylor, American Stage Legend

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How did Laurette Taylor (1884-1946) become America's most celebrated actress? What training and experience led to her first stage success, Peg o' My Heart, in 1912? How did her failed 1920s silent film career influence her stage technique? What was so remarkable about her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in the original 1945 Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie that many actors and critics have proclaimed her performance as the greatest they have ever seen, before or since? How did alcoholism affect her career? And why has it been so difficult to tell her story on stage and screen? This biography offers fascinating new insights into the life and craft of Laurette Taylor. Included is a very short play written by the actress, entitled The Dying Wife.
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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • 46 photographs, filmography
  • 0786459220
  • 9780786459223
  • 2,575,398

About Lynn Kear

Lynn Kear is an award-winning biographer, playwright, and novelist. She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia
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